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Grounds Assistant (seasonal, part-time)
Summary
Title:Grounds Assistant (seasonal, part-time)
ID:2245
Job Type:Part-time temporary/non-exempt (hourly)
Company:RDV Staffing
Description
The Opportunity
Great part-time opportunity for a college student looking for a summer job! This seasonal position is responsible for exterior cleaning and grounds maintenance of private residences in Ada and Holland. Approximate schedule is 25-30 hours/week in the summer (May - August) and may include weekend and holiday shifts in addition to regular shifts. 

Culture of Care
As an employee of RDV Staffing, you will experience an organization that is founded on the respect and well-being of others - our employees, their families, and the families that we serve. Our goal is to simplify the life of the family we serve and facilitate each household working effectively together to make a positive impact in all of their communities, near and far. We are a team of highly competent professionals who are gracious, trustworthy, and the best at what we do.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist with general yard work: mowing, trimming, edging, pruning, clean-up, etc.
  • Clean all patios, patio/door screens, patio furniture, garages, driveways, balconies, etc. on a daily basis.
  • Perform a variety of exterior maintenance duties, such as cleaning eaves troughs, touch up painting, and pressure washing.
  • Perform some interior maintenance duties, such as replacing lightbulbs, touch up painting, etc.
  • Ensure all handrails, gates, and walkways are clean and free of debris.
  • Assist with plant care such as weeding, dead heading annual flower beds, and watering exterior potted plants.  
  • Wash vehicles and bicycles; ensure they are ready for use. 
  • Exercise extreme caution to ensure safety of children when in proximity to lawn equipment/tools.
  • Report maintenance problems to supervisor.
  • Run various errands and transport items as needed.
  • Exercise open communication with other household staff.
  • Perform special projects at request of Property Manager.
Elements of Success
  • Grounds/grounds keeping experience preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Responsibilities are conducted in and around the home(s) of the client of RDV Staffing.  While an employer/employee relationship exists, it is important that employee is genuinely committed to being part of the household staff team whose goal is to positively contribute to a happy home environment.           
  • Preservation of a quiet and peaceful household atmosphere is essential.  Maintenance of grounds must be conducted around family’s activities, with sensitivity to privacy of family members at all times.  This requires flexibility to determine times which would be least intrusive to presence of family.
  • Equipment will be provided by employer; methods of operation will be overseen by the supervisor.  If a question arises as to how or when an item should be utilized, the supervisor will provide guidance.
  • Must be a responsible, flexible, dedicated, and dependable person of highest integrity; neat and tidy in appearance; willing to dress in required uniform; organized and reliable; positive in attitude; and one who demonstrates pride in service which he/she provides.
  • Must be attentive to details to assure the private residences are presented to “Five Star” quality standards.      
  • The family’s privacy is of critical importance; the highest level of confidentiality in the business and personal matters of the family must be exercised at all times.
Essential Physical Demands
  • Required to wear appropriate employer-provided safety equipment in performance of job.
  • Ability to lift forty (40) pounds to a maximum height of six (6) feet; occasional lifting to eighty (80) pounds.
  • Ability to stoop, bend, kneel, climb, and remain standing on feet for lengthy periods of time.
  • Ability to safely operate small landscape maintenance machinery, e.g. backpack blower, hedge clippers, etc.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions.

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